What is the best way to burn more calories riding a mountain bike?
riding in a high gear or low gear?
how many miles to ride?
Question answered by Mtrlpqbiker
It isn't about which gear you choose, it is how high your heart rate is which is affected by how hard you are working. If you want to burn more calories you ride in a gear that you can turn the pedals at from 75-90 rpm. As you go faster you go up 1 gear at a time until you start to feel your legs bogging down. Once you reach this point go 1 gear lower and keep going as long as you can at the same pedaling cadence. If you go uphill, use an easier gear, downhill, use a harder one so that you are always turning the pedals at about the same speed.
What happens if you ride a gaited horse english? Will it screw them up when riding?
A friends borders want to do riding lessons with her fox trotter who is a gaited horse. I know you ride gaited horses differently so will it screw him up if he's rode a certain way all the time and then we use him for lessons?
Question answered by Mandy
Most gaited horses are ridden saddleseat, which is English. However, MFTs are typically ridden Western. How do these people currently ride their MFT? If they ride him Western, it would be no different than taking a Western QH and using him for English lessons.
Some gaited horses can screw up their gaits when ridden by people who don't know anything about gaited horses. It doesn't have anything to do with the saddle or discipline... The rider just needs to be educated - in the same way that you would need to be educated in jumping before riding a jumper, in reining before riding a reiner, in dressage before riding a dressage horse, etc. It can be easy to screw them up if you don't know what you're doing.
How many years riding experience do you recommend before considering buying a horse?
I know owning a horse needs more than just riding, but im actually learning faster at the caring than i am at the actual riding. I haven't been riding long at all, but think i know all the basics in Horse Care. How long you recommend riding for, before considering to buy or lease a horse? And if anyone has any basic Horse riding/ Horse care questions, i'd be willing to try and answer them.
Question answered by Jenn
You don't have to wait, You could buy one now. The whole waiting a year thing is ridiculous. Everyone starts somewhere. There is no law or rule that says you have to wait, you just might need to get some lessons or have someone around you who can help you better you riding skills if you run into trouble.
I grew up with a bunch of friends most of which had horses and we didn't know how to ride, just learned as we went.
Go for It.
Is riding a bike good excercise to get in shape for football?
I just started riding my bike because i need to get in shape for football. I tried running but im lazy and hate it. Say if I ran a mile, would riding a bike 4 miles be the same? Is it a good idea to ride a bike instead of running?
Question answered by Winning!
Well, yes and no... It's a great way to get in shape generally, especially since it's low impact, as opposed to running, but there's also something called "the laws of specificity" (see link, below) which just means that training in one sport does NOT necessarily improve your performance in another sport because the very specific muscles used in, say, football, are not really getting trained correctly when you, say, ride a bike or swim or whatever.
So, yes, ride that bike to trim down and get in shape, but for specific football training, only actually playing football will do.
Is riding a bicycle good for increasing stamina and improving sprinting speed ?
I've started riding my indoor cycle (trainer) today.I rode 14 km and I plan riding that much every day. Is it going to improve my stamina and sprinting speed ? I really want to run faster.
Question answered by nodopenomore
Yes, cross training will help your running performance indirectly. It will increase your cardiovascular capacity and aerobic threshold. Your cardiovascular capacity is how much blood your heart can pump through your arteries. You will develop a bigger heart and arteries and more capillary to reach and feed the muscles. And you will increase your aerobic threshold, your lungs will get bigger and better able to take oxygen from the air, and transport oxygen to the blood. This means that you will be able to exert yourself to a higher level without feeling deprived of oxygen.
Now, you are looking at two different things. Stamina or endurance uses slow twitching muscle cells. To develop those you need very long cycling times like 60 minutes at least and up to several ours, and you should be able to ride about 24 km per hour at first in that time even more later on like up to 27 km/h. So you need to pace yourself to be able to do that time.
In second place, sprinting uses a different type of muscle, so called, fast twitching cells. To develop those, you need to push the limit with interval training to the point where you almost go into the anaerobic zone. Over time, you will be able to push harder without going anaerobic. Sprinting is an anaerobic activity, meaning you use more oxygen than you are taking in, and can be sustained just for a few seconds.
Also, cycling will accomplish all this with low impact on your knees, ankles and hips, so they will still be fresh when you want to run. You still need to work on your running, get your technique and train the muscles for it.
What are some benefits of bike riding vs other forms of cardio activity?
I am riding my bike to work now and am curious if this is the best form of cardio activity, say vs running.
My round trip is about 9 miles a day and I am boing it four times a week, along with some weight training on the side during the weekends.
Will this help me get in killer shape?
Question answered by M R
1st bike riding does not give one cancer (like you would believe that anyway) Cycling can be an extremely great cardio and leg strengthening exercise. With cycling you can ride very hard or easy if you wish. To compare running with cycling:
1. Both can be excellent cardio depending on effort.
2. Both tone, build and work your legs well.
3. Cycling is much easier on your joints.
4. Running requires less equipment.
5. Cycling gets you somewhere while you exercise.
6. Cycling keeps you cooler with the wind blowing on you
Cycling (or running) with some core and upper body workout is a great fitness program. (I've done this many years) I cycle as my knees can't take the pounding and most important: I love to cycle and hate to run. If you like it you'll do it more.
How can I improve my riding without actually riding?
I ride once a week and cant afford more lessons so is there anything I can do while not on a horse that can help improve my riding? I am at the canter stage at the moment. I do read horse books but what else can I do?
Why are so mean and always putting people in the HS down?
Question answered by Kkau
Yoga is a great way to work your core and gain a better general awareness of your body. I ride daily and I still try and take a yoga class once a week to keep up. You work out to be fit to ride - you are not fit to ride as a workout! Most professionals, especially in the eventing world, spend time at a gym or doing pilates or yoga to keep themselves in good riding shape.
How do I gain more muscles for horseback riding without riding a horse?
Okay, I have horseback riding lessons once a week but I want to do more for my horseback riding muscles so I can actually get better at horseback riding. What are some exercises I can do to get my muscles in shape for horseback riding each week?
Question answered by Tina C
There are tones of exercises you can do to improve the muscles you use for riding, you can even buy books on the subject. The muscles you wanna concentrate on are you leg, lower back and shoulder muscles, the ones you use for riding. Here are a few:
1. leg muscles: try leaning you back up against a door with you feet and lower leg at about 90 degree angle to the floor slide you back up and down from a cinda squatting position.
2 lower back: lye on you belly and lift you legs up off the floor. The same can be done with lifting your front up and down.
3. Push ups or a more human way lying on your belly stretching your arms ether to the side or in front of you, then lifting them of the floor and holding them.
Thank two knee operations, a slipt disk and a broken collar bone for teaching me those exercises to get back in shape. A shame you don't get exercises that help you stay on the horse lol
How many calories do you burn when riding a bicycle?
Im riding my mountain bike everyday about 3 miles in my neighborhood.
How many calories do you think I burn.
Food = Devil
Question answered by
If you are riding hard then you will burn about 800 cal per hour but if you are taking it easy then you will only burn about 250 cal per hour. If you want to burn calories riding your bike then you want to be doing much more than 3 miles per day.
I do rides which are either 26 miles, 42 miles or 63 miles each time but I also don't use the excuse that because I exercise I can eat what I want I combine it with a healthy diet.
Is horseback riding hard to start up again?
I rode for three years before I took a break from horseback riding. It's been an additional three years, and I really want to start up again. Will I remember most of the concepts or will it take a little while to refresh my memory?
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Question answered by SLA
It depends on how much riding you had done and how much muscle memory you created in that time.
I spent a year in a wheel chair because of a drunk driver. When I was finally able to get back on, my body remembered EXACTLY what to do. We had to make a few concessions to crooked bones and unhealed breaks, but other than riding a little heavy to the right, I ride just fine.
If you were a confident, experienced rider with a lot of saddle time, I suggest picking a well broke, pretty quiet horse to start with and go get on.
If you were a tepid rider at best - start over with lessons.